David J. Zappitell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Delray Beach, FL

Zappitell Law Firm
 | 200 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444-3768
Phone: 561-330-6330
Fax: 561-330-6769
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney David J. Zappitell is the founding partner of the Delray Beach firm, Zappitell Law Firm. Rated AV* Preeminent in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal rating publication (highest rating), Mr. Zappitell is certified by the Florida Bar in the area of civil trial litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

    Mr. Zappitell is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Zappitell has been a repeat guest lecturer at the National Business Institute seminars regarding the technical issues surrounding uninsured motorist insurance coverage. He has also been a guest lecturer at a round table discussion regarding elderly people with the Palm Beach Guardianship Association. Mr. Zappitell is a founding member of the Wall of Tolerance Monument, serves on several boards, and lectures to students in schools as a children's safety advocate.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Defects


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About David Zappitell

    Admitted: 1991, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://florida.law/Attorneys/David-J-Zappitell/


    • “AV” Rated “Preeminent” Attorney, Martindale Hubbell Legal Rating
    • Who's Who, Executive and Professionals
    • Top 3,000 Plaintiff's Lawyer in America

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer-Florida Bar, 1999

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, American Justice Association
    • Past President, Boca Square Civic Association
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
    • Member, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
    • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Member, Florida Justice Association (EAGLE)
    • Florida
    • Past Presiding Judge, American Association Justice a Trial Competition

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Technical Issues surrounding Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverages, National Business Institute
    • Round Table Discussion regarding Elderly People, Palm Beach Guardianship Association

    Educational Background:

    • Michigan State University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Justice Association
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    Office Location for David J. Zappitell

    200 Northeast 2nd Avenue
    Delray Beach, FL 33444-3768

    Phone: 561-330-6330

    Fax: 561-330-6769

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    Last Updated: 2/19/2020

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